E-waste Banned From Landfill – 1 July 2019

E-Waste symbol

If it’s got a plug, battery or cord and it’s no longer wanted, it’s e-waste. While you may think these items aren’t useful any more there’s still plenty of amazing material inside that can be reused, repurposed and/or recycled. As of 1 July 2019, e-waste will be banned from landfill in Victoria. Find out more about taking…

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Funding Opportunity for Schools

ResourceSmart Schools

The ResourceSmart Schools program works alongside 90 schools in Gippsland. If you’re one of them, then consider applying for this funding opportunity. The Sustainability Action Fund enables ResourceSmart Schools in Gippsland to apply for funding of up to $1,000 to help with sustainability projects within the school community. Find out more about ResourceSmart Schools.

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Rethink, Reduce, Reuse – then Recycle

Boy putting rubbish into recycling bin

When it comes to maximising resources and minimising waste, we can all do small, simple things to that add up to big, positive outcomes for ourselves, our community, our economy and our environment. It wasn’t that long ago when broken things were fixed; items were made, borrowed or repurposed; hand-me-downs were the ‘norm’; scraps went…

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Gippswide Kerbside

Line of rubbish bins on the kerb

Region-wide Kerbside Collaborative Procurement Opportunity On behalf of local government across Gippsland, the Gippsland Waste and Resource Recovery Group (GWRRG) is exploring options and identifying market appetite for a collaborative kerbside solution that will meet the future needs of the region. Waste and Resource Recovery in Gippsland Over the next 20-30 years Gippsland will be…

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Funding/Grant opportunity

Recycling sorting conveyor belts

Round 4 – Victoria’s Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund NOW OPEN – Grants of between $40K & $500K are available to support recycling businesses & local governments improve the sorting, recovery & reprocessing of plastic, paper, cardboard & glass. To find out more please visit the Sustainability Victoria website.  

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Recycling in Gippsland

Putting empty bottle into recycling bin

Gippslanders Continue Recycling There is a strong and clear message encouraging Gippslanders to continue their great track record with recycling across the region. Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) issued a ‘Minor Works Pollution Abatement Notice’ to SKM’s processing facilities at Coolaroo and Laverton for stockpiling unacceptable amounts of recyclable material. As an…

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